Kyne is the Nordic goddess of the Storm. Also known as Kynareth, she is the widow of Shor and the favored god of warriors. She is often called the Mother of Men. Her daughters taught the first Nords the use of the Thu'um, or Storm Voice. Kyne is Old English (Anglo-Saxon) for kin. She is also known for giving Paarthurnax the task of teaching mortalkind the Thu'um, thus turning him against Alduin (though Paarthurnax also turned against Alduin because the latter proclaimed himself a god).